KZN schooling MEC rejects union calls to halt matric marking after Covid-19 deaths

Union calls to halt matric marking in KwaZulu-Natal after the deaths of two lecturers from two completely different marking centres have been rejected by the provincial schooling division.

Instructor unions raised considerations concerning the security of their members at matric examination marking centres after the loss of life of two markers, one from the Estcourt marking centre and the opposite from the Inanda Seminary marking centre in Durban.  

The Educators’ Union of South Africa’s basic secretary Siphiwe Mpungose has been on the forefront of this name, citing concern over the security of markers. However schooling MEC Kwazi Mshengu mentioned there was no want for concern.

Mshengu mentioned he believes measures to forestall the unfold of Covid-19 at marking centres are ample.